Meet our Pastors

Welcome to New Life Presbyterian Church! One of the realities of living in Southern California is that you have many churches to choose from as you look for one to call home. The choice is a difficult one to make. We are not the biggest church around. We are not the smallest. But we are a church committed to the central and objective historical reality of Christianity–the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everything we do here revolves around three basic principles: Celebrating Life in Christ, Cultivating Growth in Christ, Communicating Christ to the Culture

Ted Hamilton

Ted Hamilton

Senior Pastor
Ted is a native Southern Californian. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford University. He also got his law degree at Stanford Law School…
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Robin Lee

Robin Lee

Executive Pastor
Robin is a graduate of UC Berkeley (1996) and of Westminster Seminary California (2008). He was born and raised in Southern California and thinks In-N-Out is perfect. He met his wife Irene…
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Kevin Daane

Kevin Daane

Pastor of Congregational Care
Kevin is a graduate of Calvin College (1987) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and of Westminster Seminary California (2005). Born and raised in the upper mid-west, he met his wife, Kathy…
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Julius Kim

Julius Kim

Pastor of Outreach and Community Groups
Dr. Kim has been a professor at Westminster Seminary California since 2000, teaching courses in homiletics, cross-cultural missions, pastoral ministry and the history of preaching…
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James Kwak

James Kwak

Pastor of Worship and Music
James graduated from UCSD (2006) and Westminster Seminary California (2012).  He grew up in Monterey Bay county loving the ocean and the game of golf.  He met his wife, Alys, at UCSD and since getting married they have been blessed with their two sons, Jeremiah and Isaiah. 
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John Kong

John Kong

Pastor of Christian EducationJohn is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (2008) and Westminster Seminary California (2019). He was born in Nashville, TN, but grew up in Taiwan from the age of 3 until he graduated high school. 
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Meet our Staff

Irene Lee

Irene Lee

Children’s Ministry Director

Mitchell Dong

Mitchell Dong

Communications Director


Brian Frick

Brian Frick

Director of Technology, Special Projects, Pastoral Intern


Bob Pasch

Bob Pasch

Facilities Manager


Dianna Huston

Dianna Huston

Counselor to Women

Allison Van Egmond

Allison Van Egmond

Women’s Ministry Coordinator


Lesa Haugh

Lesa Haugh

Administrative Assistant



New Life Church Plants

Mision Vida Nueva

Pastor Juan Arjona

Ramona Valley PCA

Pastor Andy Schreiber

Meet our Elders

Ruben Bons
Mike Dudley
Mike Fabel
Gordon Gustafson
Rob Jenks
Peter Jones
Julius Kim
Brian Qualls
Pete Sara
John Robertus
Nathan Van Egmond
John Yphantides
Newman Lee (Emeritus)


Meet our Deacons

Art Bergquist
Steve DeMoss
Clint Dudley
Doug Failla
Alex Ferda
Jim Foy
Howard Iwashita
Richard Jungas
Brad Lawhorn
David Lenhert
Martin Lim
Chris Love
Paul McFadden
Brian Melonakos
Bob Pasch
John Savidge
Edwin Tungol
Mark Van den Herik
Jason Winter


Want to worship with us?

If you want to know more about the salvation Jesus offers, please drop by the church or give us a call at 760.489.5714. We hope with all our hearts that you are made to feel at home here at New Life.